Juvenile and Children's Law Section

This section provides a forum for lawyers who deal with juvenile and children’s law. It produces CLE courses related to this practice area, distributes a newsletter to section members, and works toward improving juvenile justice and children’s law.

Chair
Disability Rights Tennessee
2 International Plaza, Suite 825
Nashville, TN 37217
(615)298-1080
Immediate Past Chair
Divorce Incorporated
318 Franklin Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
(931)896-2400

Nashville to Build Family Justice Center

The city of Nashville will build a Family Justice Center at the former Capitol Chevrolet dealership on Murfreesboro Road near Foster Avenue, WKRN reports. The center would house resources for both victims of domestic abuse and child abuse in one place. The domestic violence unit, youth services and the Nashville Children’s Alliance — currently located in different parts of the city — would likely all have space in the new center.

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Pay Raise for Court Appointed Work Set for Committee

The TBA bill calling for an increase in pay for court appointed attorney will go before the House Civil Justice Subcommittee next week. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Stewart, D-Nashville, HB1025 would raise compensation to a minimum of $100 per hour. The companion bill in the Senate, SB1009, is sponsored by Sen. Lee Harris, D-Memphis. It has been referred to the Judiciary Committee and is expected to be considered in the coming weeks. Court appointed attorneys have been working at the same rate since 1994 and have the lowest compensation rate in the nation. Use TBAImpact or contact subcommittee members directly to express your views.

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